The sale of petrol in some parts of Zamfara state by hawkers has been prohibited following an order issued by the state government on Sunday, April 25 – Petrol stations in the affected parts of the state have been warned to sell the product only to vehicles.
The hawking of petrol in parts of Zamfara state has been banned by Governor Bello Matawalle with effect from Sunday, April 25. A statement by Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner for Information, said this is part of the state government’s effort to curb the activities of bandits, AIT News reports.
The affected areas are Wanke, Magami, Dansadau, Dangulbi, Dankurmi, Bindin, Munhaye, Kizarah, and Kunchin Kalgo. Dosara said the government has also warned filling stations in the areas not to sell the product in jerry cans and other containers, except for vehicles.
This same directive was issued to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Zamfara. Meanwhile, in efforts to end banditry and other forms of criminality in the northern region, President Muhammadu Buhari had been asked to sustain the peace and dialogue initiated by Zamfara state. Matawalle when he received a delegation from the federal government, led by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. The delegation was in the state over the fire incident at the Tudun Wada Market, Gusau. Matawalle said all conflicts that have ethnic dimension can best be resolved through dialogue.
Going further, he claimed dialogue was a practical choice that should be taken, given the fact that it was previously done in the Niger Delta to attain peace.
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